LHRH test is needed in children who present with Precocious (Early) puberty.
Early puberty can be a source of stress for the child and the family and also un-treated or undiagnosed Early puberty results in compromised adult height in children.

Symptoms of early Puberty in Girls changes in

  1. Breast
  2. Axillary and Pubic hair
  3. Menstruation

In Boys changes in

  1. Enlarging testis and penis
  2. Axillary and pubic hair
  3. Deepening of voice and Acne
  4. Spontaneous erections

Tanner Scale

LHRH procedure is done to confirm the onset of puberty and to help in decide the course of treatment for early puberty.